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Apiculture and Fisciculture - Practice Questions & MCQ

Edited By admin | Updated on Sep 18, 2023 18:34 AM | #NEET

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Bee-keeping
  • Bee-keeping or apiculture is the maintenance of hives of honeybees for the production of honey. 
  • It has been an age-old cottage industry. 
  • Honeybee also produces beeswax, which finds many uses in industry, such as in the preparation of cosmetics and polishes of various kinds. 
  • The increased demand for honey has led to large-scale beekeeping practices; it has become an established income-generating industry, whether practised on a small or on a large scale.
  • The following points are important for successful bee-keeping:
    • Knowledge of the nature and habits of bees,
    • Selection of a suitable location for keeping the beehives,
    • Catching and hiving of swarms (a group of bees),
    • Management of beehives during different seasons, and
    • Handling and collection of honey and of beeswax.
       
Fisheries
  • The fishery is an industry devoted to the catching, processing or selling of fish, shellfish or other aquatic animals. 
  • A large number of our population is dependent on fish, fish products and other aquatic animals such as prawn, crab, lobster, edible oyster, etc., for food. 
  • Some of the freshwater fishes which are very common include Catla, Rohu and common carp. 
  • Some of the marine fishes that are eaten include – Hilsa, Sardines, Mackerel and Pomfrets.
  • In order to meet the increasing demands on fisheries, different techniques have been employed to increase production. 
  • For example, through aquaculture and pisciculture, we have been able to increase the production of aquatic plants and animals, both fresh-water and marine. 


 

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